'Guys. Are. Idiots.' You thought as you dabbed Nik's cut lip with a washcloth. "I don't get it, why on earth would you think fighting over me would work."
Nik looked at you like he wanted to jump out of the chair and attack you, "Because you're mine…"
"No," Ivan glared with the eye that wasn't covered by a frozen bag of peas. "________ is mine. She loves me the most."
Dmitri started to cry, "B-but I love Miss _________ too…"
"Shut up Dmitri," Nik and Ivan snapped at the same time.
All three brothers looked to you.
"You're going to have to make a choice _________," Nik said gripping your hand tightly in his.
Ivan nodded, "Which one of us do you love the most?"
Dmitri gave a timid noise of affirmation.
You sighed, "Ivan." Ivan face seemed to brighten. You turned your gaze back to Nik. "Nik. The two of you have said that I'm yours or I'll become one with you. Or even just pain marry me. I'm not an object to be owned." You walked over to Dmitri.
His face lightened with a wide smile. He took you into his strong arms and embraced you.
"I choose Dmitri," you said and kissed him gently on the cheek.
"NO!" Nikolai and Ivan snarled.
Dmitri glared at his brothers and whipped out his pitchfork. "_________, made her choice. Now leave us alone."
Nikolai glared at his older brother.
Ivan sighed and looked sadly at the two of you, obviously envying his big brother. Slowly the big Russian male got up and walked away.
However Nikolai just had to have the last word. "I'm not going to give up on you __________. You will marry me."
"As long as she is with me Nik, you won't get anywhere near her," Dmitri said moving into a defensive position in front of you.
Nikolai jumped back and ran out the door.
"Aww," you cooed and gave your new man a deep kiss, "my hero."
Quietly you got up and walked over to Ivan. "I-Ivan…"
He looked up at you with all hope lost in his eyes. He thought you were going to reject him. In his heart he knew that no one as beautiful and kind and wonderful as you could ever love him.
"I-I…I love you…."
Ivan's eyes lit up and he held you tightly to his chest. "Ya tebya lyublyu , moy podsolnechnika (I love you my sunflower)," he whispered into your ear.
As the two of you embraced each other Dmitri quietly left.
However Nikolai broke the two of you apart. "Why! Why can't you love me?"
"I-I don't know Nik, I just love Ivan," you said holding Ivan close to you for protection, "I can't explain why I love him. I just do. One day I hope that you find that special someone."
Nikolai stared to cry as he ran out. "I'll never forgive you for this big brother!"
You're heart broke for him. "You think he'll be alright?"
"Da," Ivan said kissing your temple. "Now…"
You giggled as he kissed his way down your neck, tickling you, "Now what?"
"We become one?"
You're face went as red as one of Antonio's tomatoes.
Nikolai looked down into your eye pleading. His grip tightened on your hand.
With a kind smile you returned his grip. "Nik…I love you."
Vaguely you could hear Dmitri and Ivan get up and leave. However you didn't really pay attention as Nikolai attacked you with a hug, kissing you passionately on the lips. Under his breath you could hear him mutter, "Mine…mine…mine…" over and over as he trailed kisses down your neck and collar bone.
"Yes Nik," you whispered, "yours."